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Glue for plastic
Does anyone know of a glue which might work to glue on the leg of a foozball game table? I've tried "Gorilla" glue, and it didn't work. It gets a lot of action when used.
We were recommended Loctite Plastix for repairing eyeglass frames, and the
package also mentions plastic toys, plastic knobs, and "so much more". If you
think the game might be PVC, you might consider the glue used to glue PVC
pipes together. It comes in a round can and is probably sold in plumbing
supply departments of hardware stores.
The type of plastic makes a LOT of difference in which glue to use. Try a
few different ones on a non-critical surface. Some glues work by softening
the plastic, then evaporating away, leaving a "weld" (model airplane glue),
others chemically react with themselves, still other react with the surface
to be glued.
If the test patch either softens the base material A LITTLE, or dries so
that it cannot be removed with a fair amount of force, you MAY be good to
It may be easier in the long run to make a mechanical repair. If the leg is
broken, but the parts still mate, try "splinting" it with a length of metal
tubing split in half, and either screwed into the plastic, or wrapping
really tight with line or wire.
See if you can get an answer at http://thistothat.com
Try using epoxy...it may be the only thing strong enough.
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